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Lisa Sotilis unique jewelry art

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Gold floral design pendant. 1970s. Lisa Sotilis unique jewelry art

Lisa Sotilis unique jewelry art
The world famous designer of unique authentic jewelry Lisa Sotilis turns 90 this year. Greek artist, sculptor, collector, philanthropist and jeweler, Lisa Sotilis was born on May 18, 1933 in Athens. She studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, and Italy became her second home. The many-awarded artist began to participate in exhibitions in the late 1950s, showing her many-sided and unique works of art – sculptures, paintings, home décor accessories, and jewelry.

Noteworthy, the first famous client of the artist was Salvador Dali, who ordered two gold jewelry for his wife Gala. She then signed a contract with Cartier to develop exclusive watch designs. Lisa has worked with many other fashion houses, but her genius is in herself, in the light energy of love that she embodies through her work.

Notable, all Lisa Sotilis jewelry is exclusively handmade. Among her admirers were such celebrities as Andy Warhol and Rudolf Nureyev, with whom the artist was very friendly. Also, Claudia Cardinale, Brigitte Bardot, Annie Girardot, as well as the Iranian Empress Farah Pahlavi, the Belgian Queen Marie-Jose, Princess Maria Beatrice of Savoy and other celebrities.

Sotilis in 1960s

Sotilis in 1960s

Exhibited in museums, Sotilis’ jewelry collections include:
“Aphrodite” (1960), “Cleopatra” (1969), “Empress Theodora” (1970), “Omajo and Catherine II”, “Magic Flower of Eden” (1981), “Theodora the Great” (1987), “Nefertiti” (1990), “Byzantine Dance” (1992), “Libellul” (1993), “Dedication to Agamemnon “(1994)” Mycenae “(1995),” Dedication to Tutankhamun”(1998), “Il Fiore di Baudelaire” (2008), “Costa Smeralda” (2009).

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Lisa Sotilis unique jewelry art

Bow design necklace. Yellow gold, turquoise

Bow design necklace. Yellow gold, turquoise

Byzantine dance. 1992

Byzantine dance. 1992

Cosmic Pulsations ring, 1995. 24 carat gold, sapphires, zircons

Cosmic Pulsations ring, 1995. 24 carat gold, sapphires, zircons

Emerald Coast brooch, 2009. 24 carat gold, 925 silver, emeralds, sapphires, pearls

Emerald Coast brooch, 2009. 24 carat gold, 925 silver, emeralds, sapphires, pearls

Empress Theodora gold necklace with geometric design. 1970

Empress Theodora gold necklace with geometric design. 1970

Eye-shaped gold wristwatch and brooch, 1970

Eye-shaped gold wristwatch and brooch, 1970

Floral design beaded gold brooch pendant

Floral design beaded gold brooch pendant

Flower brooch pendant. Gold, diamonds, cultured pearl

Flower brooch pendant. Gold, diamonds, cultured pearl

Geometric design dangle gold earrings

Geometric design dangle gold earrings

Hammered 24 K gold, silver and jade necklace. 1994

Hammered 24 K gold, silver and jade necklace. 1994

Hammered gold floral design necklace. 1990s

Hammered gold floral design necklace. 1990s

Hand wrought gold earrings

Hand wrought gold earrings

Leaf branch hammered gold floral design earrings. 1990s

Leaf branch hammered gold floral design earrings. 1990s

Libellule brooch. 1993. Gold, silver, amethyst, pearls

Libellule brooch. 1993. Gold, silver, amethyst, pearls

Magic Flower of Eden. 1981

Magic Flower of Eden. 1981

Massive breastplate-like necklace and ring. 1970s. Yellow wrought gold

Massive breastplate-like necklace and ring. 1970s. Yellow wrought gold

Sapfo Flower brooch. 24 K gold, jade, pearls

Sapfo Flower brooch. 24 K gold, jade, pearls

Theodora the Great pendant necklace. 1987. 18 cm, 24 K gold, 925 silver, antique cameo, lapis lazuli, coral, pearls, emerald

Theodora the Great pendant necklace. 1987. 18 cm, 24 K gold, 925 silver, antique cameo, lapis lazuli, coral, pearls, emerald

Lisa Sotilis in Minsk, 2021. Photo credit website promoda.by

Lisa Sotilis in Minsk, 2021. Photo credit website promoda.by